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First Alert Weather: week to feature several rain chances and large temperature swings

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An active subtropical jet stream flow will whisk a series of cold and warm fronts through the Carolinas. With that, expect rain chances and large temperature swings this week. However, unlike last week, when the polar jet stream flow was influential, we do not expect wintry precipitation this week. Details...

MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY: One cold front will have passed early Monday evening. Post-front, expect much chillier north or northeast breezes near 10 or 20mph for most of Monday night and Tuesday. Also expect low clouds and patches of fog and light rain. Temperatures will dip to lows near 42 Monday night and grow only to near 52 for a high Tuesday.

WEDNESDAY: A warm front will lift through the area early in the day. Behind it, and ahead of a cold front that will be approaching for Wednesday afternoon, expect warm southwest breezes to boost temperatures into the 60s and 70s! With the fronts in the area, also expect variable clouds and a risk of scattered showers and isolated thundershowers.

EXTENDED FORECAST HIGHLIGHTS: After the passage of Wednesday afternoon's cold front, temperatures will likely chill for Thursday (expect highs mainly in the low 50s). Dry weather is also likely Thursday ahead of yet another complex frontal system that will influence our weather with rain chances for Friday and the weekend.

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